Colorado Academy

  • Colorado Academy is a dynamic liberal arts and sciences program that challenges students ethically, academically, artistically, and athletically creates the foundation of Colorado Academy.
  • Teachers, students, parents, and staff foster trusting and respectful relationships, enhancing our thriving school family.
  • Students pursue excellence and seek to become life-long learners and contributors in our local and international communities.

School News

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1906
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students1,009 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Colorado Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers126 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
76%
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced Computer Science - Data Structures, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Economics, AP English, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Human Geography, AP Physics, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, Film, Photography, Senior Portfolio: Visual Art
Average SAT score1375
Average ACT score30
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,840
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $25,000 for Pre-K; $28,470 for Grades K-5; $30,840 for Grades 6-12. Tuition is as comprehensive as possible.
% on Financial Aid
19%
Average Financial Aid Grant$15,500
Admissions DirectorCatherine Laskey
Admissions AssociatePaige Siemers
Endowment Size$26 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
DanceDiving,
Field HockeyGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
MountaineeringRock Climbing,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWeightlifting,

School Notes

  • Welcome to Colorado Academy! We are a college preparatory independent day school in southwest Denver, with forward-thinking ideals. We offer students an exceptional academic experience, with education in the arts, athletics, and development of the whole child. Unique in the Denver area, our Pre-K through Grade 12 environment creates an extraordinary campus community. Our mission is to create curious, kind, courageous, and adventurous learners and leaders.

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